A global player in bulk material handling solutions has gained the EAC Mark of Conformity (aka, Eurasian Conformity Mark) for the export of conveyor products and material flow aids, including a full line of impact cradles, belt cleaners, sealing systems, air cannons and sonic horns. The certification allows Martin Engineering business units in Europe to offer the company’s extensive product family to the Customs Union (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan) and assures that the equipment is compliant with the EAC’s strict safety and quality standards. It will provide companies in the region, Martin Engineering management notes, with safe and efficient components for improving productivity, controlling fugitive material and clearing accumulation in chutes, silos, kilns and ductwork in a variety of cement, fly ash, aggregate and other material handling applications.
The EAC approval is in accordance with the February 2013 agreement between the member states of the Customs Union that unified certification requirements for machinery and equipment. According to Martin Engineering Russian Division Branch Manager Oleg Meister, “The EAC Mark of Conformity is essential in order to sell and install bulk material handling components in the three member countries. It will be instrumental in assuring ready availability and reasonable lead times.”
Martin Engineering cites a commitment to making bulk handling equipment cleaner, safer and more productive, and specializes in solutions for difficult applications, such as longer, faster and more heavily-loaded belts. Components are designed to mitigate severe impacts and direct the energy of a fast-moving load to control spillage and minimize dust, reducing risks and wasted clean-up time while improving overall system efficiency.
Also designed for durability under extreme conditions are flow aids such as Martin Air Cannons, which are becoming the technology of choice for industries across the six continents the company serves. Powerful shots of air dislodge adhered solids and fines from vessel walls, ductwork and components, introducing the material back into the process flow. The cannons’ rugged construction is well suited for harsh operating conditions, including extreme process heat and ambient temperatures as low as -50°C (-58°F). To facilitate setup and use, Martin Engineering has confirmed that all certifications and documentation will be provided in the Russian language. Customers will be able to purchase air cannons from Martin Engineering Europe, allowing export to Russia.
Martin Engineering products previously achieved TR CU (formerly GOST) certification (technical standards for products marketed in the three countries, similar to UL in the United States or CE in Europe). Reducing workplace risk is a focus of the EAC Mark of Conformity, assuring the “safety of machinery and equipment,” particularly when “used in an explosive atmosphere,” such as the many types of cramped spaces filled with volatile dust found in bulk handling systems. Preventing clogs and piling by keeping material flowing is a key to safe operation and avoiding the need for workers to enter chutes to perform unpleasant and potentially dangerous maintenance. — Martin Engineering, Neponset, Ill.; 309/852-2384